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Making: A Career in Craft

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In craft, careers are as varied as the objects created, and each artist has their own unique career story to tell. Ushering in the Alberta Craft Council’s 40th anniversary and the nationwide celebration Craft Year 2020, Making: a career in craft shares the stories of 21 fine craft artists. Being creative isn’t limited to the making of work, craft artists are often some of the most business savvy and innovative folks out there. Craft is often heavy on research and development; a lot of work happens behind the scenes before new work reaches the public. The level of creativity, determination, focus and ingenuity it takes to successfully refine and perfect the design of a piece, can similarly be applied to other areas of one’s practice. Just as it is important for an artist to share their work with others, it is equally as important to share the lesser known and understood aspects of an artist’s practice - the challenges, the eventual breakthroughs, and lessons learned. Whether you are a maker or a supporter, we can all learn from one another. The exchange of ideas and imaginative solutions is an integral part of a healthy creative community. As we enter a new decade, it is a natural time to take pause and to reflect on where we’ve been and where we hope our journey will take us next. May you too find inspiration and encouragement in the stories this group of artists has so generously shared as part of this exhibition. Exhibit runs from Feb. 1 to April 25, 2020. Alberta Craft Council, 10186-106 Street, Edmonton. 780-488-6611 / 1-800-DO CRAFT  Hours: Mon. to Sat.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and statutory holidays. Free customer parking at back of building. Website:


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